Leadership

Eric Dillon

Eric DillonChief Executive Officer

Eric is a leader within the cooperative finance movement in Canada and has worked extensively to shape the credit union business model having worked in both large and small cooperatives.

Eric is a serial innovator having been involved in some of the credit union systems recent innovations such as mobile payments, social impact financing, financial literacy and developing a proprietary approach to measuring the financial wellness of member owners. 

Eric is a lifelong learner having graduate degrees in finance coupled with industry education in governance, risk management and innovation.  Eric has been recognized nationally and internationally for his work in social media, innovation and leadership and is an active mentor to many within the business community. 

He currently serves on the board of Credit Union Central of Saskatchewan, Credential Financial Inc., Economic Development Regina, the Hospitals of Regina Foundation and the Filene Research Institute.


Cary Ransome

Cary RansomeChief Operating Officer

Cary is a passionate leader who not only sees the big picture but applies his values in everything he does; honesty, respect, integrity, fairness, diversity and equality. He strongly believes our people are the future and looks forward to making a positive impact by shaping and challenging them to work through change efficiently and effectively. 

Cary’s banking credentials are supplemented by a Masters of Business Administration degree as well as a Personal Financial Planner designation and various courses through the Canadian Securities Institute. He has also made a lifelong commitment to building better boards and better business by completing his ICD-Directors Designation. 

He currently serves on the board of the Regina Food Bank as Vice Chair and Concentra as a Director. He has served on the board for GRIT, Sherwood Park Minor Hockey Association, Jasper Parks and Recreation, Jasper Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club.


Darren Stoppler

Darren StopplerChief Risk & Compliance Officer

Through his collaborative and knowledge-based leadership style, Darren’s focus is on ensuring Conexus conducts business that always has our members in mind. His strategic mindset when it comes to risk allows for effective design and operation to keep our members protected

Darren obtained a Masters Certificate in Risk Management and Business Performance through the Schulich School of Business as well as completing numerous finance and credit specific courses including Executive Leadership Programs at Queens University and Banff Centre for Management.

He has served on the Children’s Hospital Foundation Capital Campaign, local Chamber of Commerce, 2010 World Junior Hockey Championships, host committee for Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors for Hockey Regina and Regina Crime Stoppers.


Neil Cooper

Neil CooperChief Financial Officer

Neil’s analytical mind and focus keeps Conexus in the winning column when it comes to ensuring we are properly equipped for and understand what success looks like. As chief financial officer, Neil leads the accounting, finance and treasury functions for Conexus. With a focus on organizational financial stainability and stewardship, he is willing to make thoughtful, tough decisions for the greater good of Conexus, its members and employees.

Neil’s experience in the financial industry is supplemented by a Masters of Business Administration degree and Bachelor of Science degree, both from University of Saskatchewan.

He currently serves on the boards of Cooperative Development Foundation of Canada and APEX I and II Limited Partnership. He has enjoyed volunteering with the Canadian Cooperative Association, Canadian Cancer Society and MS Society of Canada.


Tara McKeown

Tara McKeownChief Experience Officer

A collaborative leader, Tara is a lifelong advocate of the member experience and the cooperative movement. Tara’s commitment to excellence and passion for delivering an exceptional experience to our members and employees is reflective in all she does.

Tara is committed to lifelong learning. She is currently completing the Executive Master of Business Administration degree through the Kenneth Levene School of Business to supplement her Bachelor of Commerce degree in Entrepreneurial Management from Royal Road University.

She is actively involved with local community associations, volunteers time supporting youth sporting initiatives such as football and soccer and has served on the Board of Directors for Valley Action Abilities.


Annette Revet

Annett RevetChief Transformation Officer

Annette’s passion for what the future holds for Conexus has her asking the who and why before determining the what. This exudes the extreme care she has for the company, its employees and members. She is a leader whose background equips her for strategic leadership roles, particularly in the areas of governance, strategy, corporate risk management and continuous organizational improvement.

She holds a Master of Business Administration degree and Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Chemistry, both from University of Regina. She has been certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt and Chartered Director through the Conference Board of Canada and the DeGroote School of Business.

She currently serves on the board for SaskEnergy, the Ranch Ehrlo Society and Athol Murray College of Notre Dame.


Jeremy Trask

Chief Digital Officer

Jeremy’s organic approach to innovation and solutions has him as a trusted asset to guiding Conexus through the fast pace of the ever-changing technological trends. By being tuned into the rapidly moving IT market, Jeremy ensures that Conexus offers the most relevant solutions to our members.

Jeremy holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Regina as well as many certifications in the areas of Administration, Leadership, Project Management and Technology.

He serves on the Board of Regents for Athol Murray College of Notre Dame and is Saskatchewan Cycling Association’s director of high performance mountain biking. He is actively involved in the community, mostly through coaching youth and supporting the cycling community in Saskatchewan.